It's difficult to find another scenographical case in which a Crossing curtain realized with LBE - Perolastic assumed figurative and symbolic meaning that was so functional to the text as it happens in this mini-installation that creates an essential, rigorous and suggestive stage context.
Galileo's reflections are developed inside a gigantic spyglass, a hemicycle realized with a Crossing curtain that separates the world of Pisa's astronomer from the outside.
A membrane that is permeable to the passage of four women only: the mother of Galileo, Julia Ammannati, his daughter Virginia, known by her monastic order as Sister Maria Celeste, his lover Marina Gamba, i.e. the mother of Virginia and the ruler that it will stay nearby him up to the end.
Text, direction, scenography
Solimano Pontarollo and Piera Ardessi
Paolo Da Col
Construction objects of scene
Atelier Raptus & Rose
Tib Teatro in collaboration with Università degli Studi di Padova-Dipartimento di Astronomia and Fondazione Teatri delle Dolomiti